Whether you are rich or poor your goal is the same. You have decided that it is time to end your marriage and, accordingly, you are seeking a divorce. However, if you and your soon to be ex-spouse have a lot of assets then you may have things to worry about that other people don’t have to be concerned about.

You Want to Make Sure That You are Treated Fairly

Dividing your assets may be more complex if you have a high net worth. While Washington State divorce law is the same for all married couples seeking to dissolve their marriages, separating your property may be more difficult than it is in a typical divorce.

Accordingly, before you hire a divorce lawyer it is important to ask the following questions:

  1. What experts will you bring in to help value our property?
  2. If my finances are complicated does that mean the divorce process will be complicated too?
  3. How will I be informed of what’s going on?

We can’t answer these questions for all Washington State divorce lawyers, but we can give you our answers:

  1. It depends on the specific assets and property that you own. We work with a team of CPAs, economists, financial planners and business evaluators who can help accurately value your property.
  2. Not necessarily. Getting a fair valuation of your property will help make the process as smooth as possible.
  3. Yes. You will not be surprised by the final divorce settlement because we will be in contact with you throughout the whole process.

Learn More About Your Rights Right Now

While it is important that you talk to a lawyer about your specific case, you can begin learning about your rights in general by browsing the free resources available on our website and by downloading a complimentary copy of one of our books: The Savvy Woman’s Guide to Divorce in Washington or The Thinking Man’s Guide to Divorce in Washington.

Molly B. Kenny
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Divorce and Child Custody Attorney Serving Bellevue and Seattle Washington